Any kind of car accident involving driving under the influence can result in serious criminal consequences. When an accident results in the death of a person, drunk driving charges can escalate and entail jail time if a conviction is obtained. Recently, a Tennessee woman was arrested on drunk driving and other charges after a teen injured in the crash she allegedly caused died in the hospital.
The accident happened on a Friday night in mid-May. A 31-year-old woman was driving her car when she struck another vehicle. That vehicle contained a mother, her teenage son and the boy's girlfriend. All three of them needed to be extricated from the vehicle and transported for medical care. The boy, set to graduate from high school, died two days after the crash.